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Wednesday, January 14, 2004


9 a.m.
Quark Matter 2004 Conference
Oakland Marriott City Center

10:30 a.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Bldg. 48-109

Senior Management Town Hall Meeting
Shattuck Hotel, 2086 Allston Way

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Layered Bimetallic Nanoparticles in an Electrochemical Magnetic Resonance Experiment
Andrzej Wieckowski, U. of Illinois
Bldg. 2-100B


9 a.m.
Quark Matter 2004 Conference
Oakland Marriott City Center

Environmental Energy Technologies Division Seminar
Urban Water Use Efficiency in California: A Piece of the Puzzle
Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute
Bldg. 90-3148

4 p.m.
What Have We Really Learned from B Physics?
Stephen Bailey, Harvard
Bldg. 50B-4205


Market Carvery: TBA
Fresh Grille: TBA
Menutainment: TBA
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.



Lab's Muller Comments
on 'Space Elevator'

Berkeley Lab Physicist Rich Muller is among the experts that KGO-TV (Channel 7) news consulted for its recent story on the proposed "stairway to the stars," a 62,000-mile elevator that could carry people and satellites into space. View a video clip of meteorologist Sandhya Patel's report on the current debate about the space elevator here.

Researchers Find
Quarks Like Those
from Big Bang
By Ian Hoffman

In this world, there's no such thing as a free quark. These basic bits of matter are prisoners, locked tightly to one another -- three quarks inside each of the nuclear particles that make up jellyfish, volcanoes and humans. But Berkeley Lab physicist Xin-Nian Wang is virtually certain that scientists have produced a new breed of matter, a soup of loose quarks last seen 14 billion years ago, a few millionths of a second after the Big Bang. Go here for the Oakland Tribune article. To read a New York Times account of the research, go here.



Downtown 'Town Hall'
Begins at Noon Today

Don’t forget today’s meeting between Lab employees and senior management will take place at noon at the Shattuck Hotel, 2086 Allston Way, in downtown Berkeley. The dialogue — which continues until 1 p.m. — will take place in the hotel's "Town Room." Director Charles Shank, Deputy Director Pier Oddone, and Deputy Director for Operations Sally Benson will discuss current issues and take questions from the audience. Attendees are invited to bring brown-bag lunches.

Information & Communication
Technology Symposium

BEARS 2004, a three-day symposium starting February 26, is the first of an annual series of events presenting new research thrusts and accomplishments across UC Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Departments. Topics will include embedded systems and networks, new computational substrates stemming from the bio-info-nano fusion, pervasive computing and communication, and augmented cognition. For more information, go here.


Mileage Reports
Due Tomorrow

Fleet Operations is asking all vehicle custodians to report their monthly mileage by tomorrow. Please email [email protected] or call Leslie at x5475.


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